RW Quarterly Report: Tech+Arts Flipboard mag; zines available; TOE appearance; book giveaway! Etc.
|Rob Walker||Jul 27, 2014|
Hello! Here is the latest RW update — still in less-intrusive, more-concise Quarterly List Format™ ! And only one month late! (Yikes; lost track of time there.)
Flipboard users: I started a Tech+Arts "magazine." Check it out here. Useful resource.
Thrilled to be included in an episode of (no relation) Benjamen Walker's outstanding podcast, Theory of Everything: "Recent, Relevant, Random." With Edwin Frank (editor in chief of the NYRB classics) and Phyllis Rose (author of The Shelf).
& finally: Ten Things. Haw.
August: Keep an eye out for Kern Your Enthusiasm, a series Joshua Glenn has organized for HiLobrow: "25 posts, by 25 contributors, analyzing and celebrating a few of our favorite (and least favorite) typefaces." Great writer lineup! My contribution involves a style of hand-painted signage in Savannah.
On Oct. 7: I'll be speaking (partly about Significant Objects) at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, in connection with the exhibition Things Speak: Storied Objects from Lincoln Collections. If you are in that part of the world and want to meet up, drop a line to email@example.com.
RECENTLY (=since the last RW Quarterly Report):
MoMA Design & Violence Debate I: In March, a public discussion at MoMA with Cody Wilson, creator of the Liberator 3D-printed gun, about the ethics and implications of open-source design, moderated by Paola Antonelli. In connection with the Design and Violence online exhibition. (Video. Coverage on Storify. Coverage on Gizmodo. Coverage on PCMag.com.)
Products of Design/Point of View: In April, it was a true pleasure to teach, for the second time, a mini-class on "point of view" for SVA's Products of Design MFA program. Incredible students! (Like last year!)
Design Research Summer Intensive: In June, also a pleasure to contribute a talk and workshop (on writing about objects) to this annual program — "a two-week intensive devoted to research and writing about design," from SVA's excellent Design Research MA program. The participants were, as last year, super-impressive.
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-- > DEPT. of GIVEAWAY! Mark Frauenfelder's excellent book Maker Dad features a dazzling array of cool "father-daughter DIY projects." Really, it would be fun for any parent/child combo, regardless of gender. I have one (1) copy to send to ... you?? If you're interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight Wednesday July 30, 2014. Winner to be chosen, as always, via proprietary algorithm.
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NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS: Yahoo Tech columns and posts are still here. | Design Observer (which has just launched a snazzy redesign) posts are here. | Biweekly NYT Sunday Business advice column, Workologist, posted regularly on the Rob Walker Facebook page; archive here. | @notrobwalker on Twitter | MKTG on Tumblr. | Unconsumption on Tumblr.
AND YOU? What's up, what's coming up, what might you want plugged? Don't be shy.
That's it! More in two or three (or four?) months. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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